Engaging providers in ICD-10

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By Patricia A. Zenner | 06 February 2012

The purpose of engaging providers in the ICD-10 transition is to create stellar physician documentation and coding, which could make ICD-10 coding beneficial to providers and patients. Accurate and complete patient records can be used to facilitate care consistency and coordination, as well as to promote evidence-based practice and appropriate reimbursement for services rendered.

Recent surveys have found, however, that most providers are not yet engaged in the ICD-10 transition. Organizations must plan and implement focused efforts to change superior documentation and coding from lofty goals to practical ones.

This paper discusses emerging best practices to engage physicians in the ICD-10 transition.